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TWO BYZANTINE BRONZE LAMPS AND STANDS
TWO BYZANTINE BRONZE LAMPS AND STANDS

CIRCA 5TH-6TH CENTURY A.D.

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TWO BYZANTINE BRONZE LAMPS AND STANDS
CIRCA 5TH-6TH CENTURY A.D.
9 ½ in. (24 cm.) high max.
Provenance
London art market, 1997.
Exhibited
Munich, Prähistorische Staatssamlung München, Rom und Byzanz: Archäologische Kostbarkeiten aus Bayern, 1998-1999.

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Lot Essay

PUBLISHED:
L. Wamser & G. Zahlhaas, Rom und Byzanz: Arcäologische Kostbarkeiten aus Bayern (exhibition catalogue), Munich, 1998, pp. 87-88, no. 82.

The fish was an important symbol in early Christian art; Augustine of Hippo explained that this was because the Greek word for fish, ichthys, was an acrostic for 'Iesous Christos, Theou Yios, Soter', which translates as 'Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour'.

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